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In Up dikes A P and the Barbaras The Lesson both stories are portrayed as using slang and even foul language to get their views across Many of the language used expresses how both narrators view their way of life The narrators are both a part of different societies which shows how language differs in both characters The foul language used in both stories does compare to the modern way our young youth talk today in every day life Both narrators in both stories experience different views on situations that they are faced with In The Lesson Sylvia seems to disagree on everything Mrs Moore is trying to make a point of how poor need to wake up and demand their share of the pie 163 Her language also expresses her views of Mrs Moore For example Sylvia states she was always planning these boring-ass things for us to do 159 Which shows that Sylvia had no interest on what Mrs Moore is actually trying to teach these kids is not to plan boring things for them to do but to take them out in the real world to see exactly how societies are different from what they grew up in Furthermore Mrs Moore takes the kids to a toy store located in a suburban town outside of Boston on Fifth Avenue where mostly the white people are located to brose around inside and look at all the different toys and their extremeness prices Mrs Moore wants to set an example for them how what kind of society they live in which some people can spend on a toy what it would cost to feed a family of six or seven 164 Sylvia is a poor child who grew up in the slums which explain her everyday use of foul language due to the environment she grew up in and can relate today on how you could live in different parts of your city
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